5 of 5 stars Series: Leo Demidov 3 My version: Paperback Fiction USSR, USA Simon & Schuster 2011 Bought Three decades Moscow, 1965. When Leo Demidov's worst fears are realised and a tragic murder destroys everything he loves, he demands only one thing: that he is allowed to find the killer who has struck at the heart of his … Continue reading Review: Agent 6 – Tom Rob Smith
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, meh!
Listen, do you wanna know a secret? No!
Masaryk Station by David Downing My rating: 5 of 5 stars A superb end to a simply wonderful series. A marvellous end to the book. Happiness tinged with sadness. Tragedy and hope. It didn’t really feel like a goodbye.’ An au revoir, hopefully. Though that’s probably me wishing it, rather than it actually being so. And yes, he saved the … Continue reading Review: Masaryk Station
The (second) war to end all wars, just started another one.
The Moscow Option by Jeremy Duns My rating: 5 of 5 stars Say goodbye to your wife or husband, boy or girlfriend. Say farewell to your friends and family. Ring in sick to work. No, not because it’s the late ’60’s and you’re defecting to the Soviet Union…it’s because for The Moscow Option’s main character … Continue reading Review: The Moscow Option by Jeremy Duns
A Colder War by Charles Cumming My rating: 5 of 5 stars I couldn’t have enjoyed this book any more if I’d tried. Believe me. If you’ve ever been a fan of, or even ever heard someone say they’ve been a fan of the classic Spy Fiction writers, then this is for you - and … Continue reading Review: A Colder War
The Holy Thief by William Ryan My rating: 4 of 5 stars A grisly murder. A Russian Detective in Moscow handed a hot potato of a case he knows he shouldn’t take. Especially as it’s 1936, you’re 42, your boss is Stalin, and he’s getting twitchy… But what are you gonna do? A nice new … Continue reading Review: The Holy Thief
Twinkle, Twinkle Little Spy by Len Deighton My rating: 3 of 5 stars "There's often a world of difference between what things mean, and what they are supposed to mean." This is only going to be a short one (“phew!”), as even though it was by the (otherwise) great Len Deighton, it really didn’t connect … Continue reading Review: Twinkle, Twinkle Little Spy